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Darkness Sticks to Everything

Darkness Sticks to Everything Read ✓ 5 After this all but unknown poet was called an “American master” in a long gorgeous review in The New York Times Tom Hennen was finally discovered and his book became a poetry best seller“It’s hard to believe that this American master and I don’t use those words lightly has been hidden right under our noses for decades But despite his lack of recognition Mr Hennenhas simply gone about his calling with humility and gratitude in a culture whose primary crop has become fame He just watches waits and then strikes delivering heart buckling lines” Dana Jennings The New York TimesAs with Ted Kooser Tom Hennen is a genius of the common touch They are amazingly modest men who early accepted poetry as a calling in ancient terms and never let up despite being ignored early on They return to the readers a thousandfold for their attentions Jim Harrison from the introductionMany readers will appreciate this evocation of a life not as commonly portrayed in contemporary verse Library JournalThere is something of the ancient Chinese poets in Hennen of Clare and Thoreau although he is very much. I skimmed this before bringing it home and thought Hennen s writing seemed similar to that of Ted Kooser and Jim Harrison and it is I was pleased to find that Jim Harrison actually wrote the foreword to the book This is such a great collection of poetry about nature so many excellent observations arranged in an aesthetically pleasing way Most is reverent some is funny If you like any of the above named poets or Mary Oliver you will like this collection

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Darkness Sticks to Everything Read ✓ 5 A contemporary poet Willow SpringsOne of the most charming things about Tom Hennen's poems is his strange ability to bring immense amounts of space often uninhabited space into his mind and so into the whole poem Robert BlyAmerica is a country that loves its advertising That loves its boxes we can put people and places into We love 'Heartland' as opposed to 'Dustbowl' We also love to be surprised Rural Minnesota as written by Tom Hennen in Darkness Sticks to Everything is a world of realistic loneliness and lessons It’s a collection of sincere poems about man and the land The RumpusHennen is a master of the prose poem who can take little details tiny details and make them universal River Falls JournalWhat separates Hennen from many of his contemporaries is his willingness to identify with the natural world in a way that feels neither possessive nor self serving but simply once again sincere Basalt MagazineThere is something strong in all Tom Hennen's poems an awareness and a clear sure voice I don't usually want to end by saying 'Buy this book' but I'm going to say it this time 'You. Farm on a Winter Morning All I can see areCowsAnd five AMMilking machinesHangingOn big teatsThe woman who hanged herselfBefore breakfastWith a halterThe price of oats droppingOn the wayTo the houseMeAnd my fatherTrying to break the iceBetween usA Man Too Much in Love The first woman who left him pushed him over a cliff At least that s what it felt like when he landed two months later She had come to him out of the warm afternoon dark red hair and innocent face In the air was the perfume the ground has when it first opens up in spring when all the birds become dizzy and some even drop dead with happinessThe second woman who left him pulled all his teeth At least that s what it felt like for two years and a day afterward She had shining blond hair a face that hit him suddenly as sun in the eye the first time he saw her Only later was it like seeing a birch tree alone on a hillside yellow as a lamp in the rainThe next woman who leaves him will find that he will get up each morning anyway That he will fall in love once with window sills and grasshoppers with long legged pine woods and words that can be used over and over again in the moonlightThe Life of a DayLike people or dogs each day is uniue and has its own personality uirks which can easily be seen if you look closely But there are so few days as compared to people not to mention dogs that it would be surprising if a day were not a hundred times interesting than most people Usually they just pass mostly unnoticed unless they are wildly nice such as autumn ones full of red maple trees and hazy sunlight or if they are grimly awful ones in a winter blizzard that kills the lost traveler and bunches of cattle For some reason we want to see days pass even though most of us claim we don t want to reach our last one for a long time We examine each day before us with barely a glance and say no this isn t one I ve been looking for and wait in a bored sort of way for the next when we are convinced our lives will start for real Meanwhile this day is going by perfectly well adjusted as some days are with the right amounts of sunlight and shade and a light breeze perfumed from the mixture of fallen apples corn stubble dry oak leaves and the faint odor of last night s meandering skunkSoaking Up SunToday there is the kind of sunshine old men love the kind of day when my grandfather would sit on the south side of the wooden corncrib where the sunlight warmed slowly all through the day like a woodstove One after another dry leaves fell No painful memories came Everything was lit by a halo of light The cornstalks glinted bright as pieces of glass From the fields and grove came the rich smell of mushrooms of things going back to earth I sat with my grandfather then Sheep came up to us as we sat there their oily wool so warm to my fingers a strange and magic snow My grandfather whittled sweet smelling apple sticks just to get at the center His thumb had a permanent groove in it where the back of the knife blade pressed He let me listen to the wind the wild geese the soft dialect of sheep while his own silence taught me every secret thing he knewOutdoor PhotosFind a uiet rain Then a green spruce tree You will notice that nearly every needle has been decorated with a tiny raindrop ornament Look closely inside the drop and there you are In color Upside down The raindrop has no instructions to flip us right side up People dogs muskrats woods and hill whatever fits heads down like uail from a hunter s belt Raindrops have been collecting snapshots since objects and people were placed to their surprise here and there on earthRaindrops are fickle of course willing to substitute one image for another without a thought as we pass by them Our spot taken by a flash of lightning or a wet duck Still even if we are only on display for a moment in a water drop as it clings to a pine needle it is expected that we be on our best behavior hair combed jacket buttoned no vulgar language Smiling is not necessary but a pleasant attitude is helpful and would be I think appreciated Don't Try This at Home How to Win a Sumo Match Catch a Great White Shark Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats For Ordinary People years and a day afterward She had shining blond hair a face that hit him suddenly as sun in the eye the first time he saw her Only later was it like seeing a birch tree alone on a hillside Who Was Seabiscuit? yellow as a lamp in the rainThe next woman who leaves him will find that he will get up each morning anyway That he will fall in love once with window sills and grasshoppers with long legged pine woods and words that can be used over and over again in the moonlightThe Life of a DayLike people or dogs each day is uniue and has its own personality uirks which can easily be seen if My Big Book of Sewing you look closely But there are so few days as compared to people not to mention dogs that it would be surprising if a day were not a hundred times interesting than most people Usually they just pass mostly unnoticed unless they are wildly nice such as autumn ones full of red maple trees and hazy sunlight or if they are grimly awful ones in a winter blizzard that kills the lost traveler and bunches of cattle For some reason we want to see days pass even though most of us claim we don t want to reach our last one for a long time We examine each day before us with barely a glance and say no this isn t one I ve been looking for and wait in a bored sort of way for the next when we are convinced our lives will start for real Meanwhile this day is going by perfectly well adjusted as some days are with the right amounts of sunlight and shade and a light breeze perfumed from the mixture of fallen apples corn stubble dry oak leaves and the faint odor of last night s meandering skunkSoaking Up SunToday there is the kind of sunshine old men love the kind of day when my grandfather would sit on the south side of the wooden corncrib where the sunlight warmed slowly all through the day like a woodstove One after another dry leaves fell No painful memories came Everything was lit by a halo of light The cornstalks glinted bright as pieces of glass From the fields and grove came the rich smell of mushrooms of things going back to earth I sat with my grandfather then Sheep came up to us as we sat there their oily wool so warm to my fingers a strange and magic snow My grandfather whittled sweet smelling apple sticks just to get at the center His thumb had a permanent groove in it where the back of the knife blade pressed He let me listen to the wind the wild geese the soft dialect of sheep while his own silence taught me every secret thing he knewOutdoor PhotosFind a uiet rain Then a green spruce tree You will notice that nearly every needle has been decorated with a tiny raindrop ornament Look closely inside the drop and there Acts of Mercy you are In color Upside down The raindrop has no instructions to flip us right side up People dogs muskrats woods and hill whatever fits heads down like uail from a hunter s belt Raindrops have been collecting snapshots since objects and people were placed to their surprise here and there on earthRaindrops are fickle of course willing to substitute one image for another without a thought as we pass by them Our spot taken by a flash of lightning or a wet duck Still even if we are only on display for a moment in a water drop as it clings to a pine needle it is expected that we be on our best behavior hair combed jacket buttoned no vulgar language Smiling is not necessary but a pleasant attitude is helpful and would be I think appreciated

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Darkness Sticks to Everything Read ✓ 5 Should buy this book' Fleda Brown Interlochen Public Radio Michigan Writers on the AirTom Hennen gives voice to the prairie and to rural communities celebrating with sadness praise and astute observations the land weather and inhabitants In short lyrics and prose poems he reveals the detailed strangeness of ordinary things Gathered from six chapbooks that were regionally distributed this volume is Hennen's long overdue introduction to a national audience Includes an introduction by Jim Harrison and an afterword by Thomas R SmithIn Falling Snow at a Farm Auction Straight pine chairComfortableIn anyone's companyOlder than grandmotherIt enters the presentIts arms wide openWanting to hold another young wifeTom Hennen author of six books of poetry was born and raised in rural Minnesota After abandoning college he married and began work as a letterpress and offset printer He helped found the Minnesota Writer's Publishing House then worked for the Department of Natural Resources wildlife section and later at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in South Dakota Now retired he lives in Minnesota. Read these poems Read these poems Do yourself a favor and read these poems


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    Summary Darkness Sticks to Everything (Darkness Sticks to Everything) [PDF NEW] ↠ Tom Hennen Tom Hennen ð 5 Free download I learned of Tom Hennen through the Writer's Almanac on my commute to work a few years ago and was instantly intrigued It was winter and something about Hennen's attention to the small things made that early winter morning

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  • Paperback
  • 180
  • Darkness Sticks to Everything
  • Tom Hennen
  • English
  • 15 August 2019
  • 9781556594045